Yet again for my reflection, I seek out to try and answer a classmate’s daily question. For today’s question, I want to try and answer jks1052’s question from their article Othello Final Chapters Daily Question 10/27. In it they ask “When Othello says this to Desdemona, he is demanding it of her even though she… Read more Females in Othello (Reflection for 10/27)
Was Grendel A Feminist?
In the first 42 pages of Maria Dahvana Headley’s translation of “Beowulf”, there is an undeniable celebration of masculinity. Beowulf is a stoic and strong warrior who has come to save the failed kingdom of Heorot from the wrath of the killer monster, Grendel. In the introduction to the kingdom of Heorot, the ruler, Hrothgar… Read more Was Grendel A Feminist?
Jane Eyre audiobook narration project!
Reflection Jane Eyre inherently invokes discussions of feminism – being one of the first widely popular books being told from the point of view from a female character. I decided to do an audiobook narration of the first chapter, but with a twist. I, as a male, recorded the inner monologues, while one of… Read more Jane Eyre audiobook narration project!
Jane Eyre Reflection
Jane Eyre is an important text to really deconstruct what feminism was in the Victorian era. I think from reading it I questioned the feminism aspect throughout and wondered what it meant to Jane herself. As a woman in 2021, feminism is a lot different from Jane’s perspective in the 1840s. We focus on equality… Read more Jane Eyre Reflection
A Reflection on Crazy Cat Ladies
“With poke and giggle, ready to skedaddle,We peered agog through the cobwebbed doorStraight into the yellow glareOf guardian cats crouched round their idol,While Ella drowsed whiskered with sleek face, sly wits:Sphinx queen of cats” Sylvia Plath – “Ella Mason and Her Eleven Cats” I have this one manager at work who, if she appears to… Read more A Reflection on Crazy Cat Ladies
A Look at Mary Wollstonecraft
In looking at possible readings for the 17th century, I stumbled upon a female author by the name of Mary Wollstonecraft. A suggested reading for this course was her work A Vindication of The Rights of Women , which immediately caught my eye. This book was published in 1792, and can be looked at as… Read more A Look at Mary Wollstonecraft
A Uniquely Isolating Situation
I want to start by saying this is a reflection roughly inspired by a short conversation we had in class as well as mtravers’ post about education history. Jane Eyre enters Thornfield Hall as a governess to Adele, a logical transition from her work teaching at the Lowood School. But the nature of a governess’s… Read more A Uniquely Isolating Situation
Female Suffering in The Bride (1985) and Frankenstein
CW: Sexual Assault Female Suffering in The Bride (1985) and Frankenstein In The Bride (1985), Dr. Baron Charles Frankenstein comes from a wealthy family. He is well educated, well dressed, and well spoken. From a young age, Frankenstein had been obsessed with science, specifically reanimating dead bodies. However creating life from death comes with consequences.… Read more Female Suffering in The Bride (1985) and Frankenstein